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April 17, 2024

EFCC detains Cubana Chief Priest over naira abuse, arraignment begins today

EFCC detains Cubana Chief Priest over naira abuse, arraignment begins today

Cubana Chief Priest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained popular socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, also known as Cubana Chief Priest, ahead of his arraignment today before the Federal High Court in Lagos over the abuse of naira.

Cubana Chief Priest will be arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on three counts bordering on abuse of naira, by allegedly spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency at a social event, contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

The nation’s anti-graft agency, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this on Tuesday.

Vanguard earlier reported that a copy of the document filed on April 4th by EFFC’s prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) alongside seven other lawyers representing the chairman of the Commission read:

“That you, Okechukwu Pascal on 13th Feb. 2024, at Eko Hotel, within the jurisdiction of the court, while dancing during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same for two hours, and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

“That you Okechukwu Pascal sometime in 2020, in Lagos during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same for two hours, and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

“That you Okechukwu Pascal sometime in January 2024, in Lagos during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

Cubana Chief Priest’s arrest is coming days after popular crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky was sentenced to six months in prison for abusing naira.